Horntown, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Horntown, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Horntown Census Designated Place had a population of 627 as of July 1, 2017. Horntown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Horntown is located at latitude 37.9656 and longitude -75.4595 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Horntown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Horntown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584859) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horntown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horntown: Horn Town.

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Horntown, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 627
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 506
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 119
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $43,725
Average Household Income $63,116
Per Capita Income $27,991


Total Housing Units 1,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (18.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 907 (74.6%)
Median Home Value $158,000
Average Home Value $182,743


Total Households 309
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.23% 0.79%
Households 1.32% 0.83%
Families 2.91% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Horntown, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horntown to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 419 30th
Population Density # 536 10th
Diversity Index # 303 49th
Median Household Income # 381 36th
Per Capita Income # 260 56th

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